I had a great first Father's Day. Sabine and Mommy got me a nice new backpack carrier, which we tested out up at the Columbia River. We also went out for breakfast and worked in the yard on our big re-sodding project. And I got a nap in - pretty nice day!
Sabine is now finally enrolled at Growing Seeds. She will be going on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. We originally had planned to do five days, but since I am still not working we decided against it. It was a tough decision, because when I get a job, it may be difficult to add days back to our childcare schedule. They have a very long waiting list. But, we just couldn't see having her in there all week and me being home alone. I would miss her too much. Three days is about right, it gives me time to work on freelance projects and look for work. Plus, we really can't afford full-time care right now.
Bine spent the last six weeks going to an in-home childcare for 2 - 3 days a week with a nice woman named Anna. It was good timing for us to get into Growing Seeds, because Anna just found out she was pregnant and has to have bed rest for the next eight months!
We like the new daycare so far, but are worried about her napping there. Bine sleeps so well here and they really don't have things set up very well for napping. All the kids her age are in one room and they just put them down on mats when its nap time. The lights are on, other kids are playing and there are no cribs - which is a problem since Bine likes to roll around so much. She only slept for 20 minutes the first day, which was not good. On the other hand she slept 12 hours that night, so it's not all bad. We just don't want her nap experiences there to affect her sleeping at home. But, the sleep training is ingrained now, I think it will be fine.
Here's a video I shot today of a very happy baby....
I forgot to mention that we took Sabine to a check up at the doctor recently. We weren't too surprised to learn that she is literally off the chart for height and head size (of course). She is in the 99th percentile for both. This was a few weeks ago, but she was at 28 inches tall and weighed 20 lbs. at seven months old. Look at her sitting in the shopping cart seat - she is HUGE!
The weather has been really great. Heather and I both agree that this has been the nicest spring since we've lived in Oregon. We've been spending a lot of time in the backyard. Dave came by for a barbecue last weekend. We're trying to decide if we're going to resod the lawn or build a deck this year. Anyone want to come over and help??
I remember singing those words to the tune of Carly Simon's Anticipation when I was a kid. Well, Bine is having a rough time with it. She's been enjoying the solid foods but they're really blocking her up. She sometimes goes a day and half between poops and she's not too happy about it. So - lots of prunes!
Keeping you up to date on the latest news on Sabine Johanna & Sofia Susanne Ficht. Originally, this blog was called Waiting for Huevo and was a journal about waiting for our little huevo to be born (you see, we were in Mexico when we found out we were pregnant).
Now this blog will be dedicated to watching our little Bine (bumblebee) grow up - until she is old enough to delete this blog in mortification.
And now continued with the adventures of Nuevo, otherwise known as Sofie, born 20 months later.